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Great Sportsmanship Quotes for Kids

“What you are as a person is far more important than what you are as a basketball player.” This quote, from legendary basketball coach John Wooden, defines just what sportsmanship is all about. While it’s great to excel in sports, dance, theater, art, science, or whatever else interests you, it is even greater to excel in character. And…

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Gabriel Muniz – Chasing His Dream, Even with No Feet!

In many ways, Brazilian Gabriel Muniz is just a typical 11-year-old boy – he likes to play sports, hangs out with his friends, and dislikes homework. But in two very special ways, Gabriel Muniz is anything but typical. You see, at 11, Gabriel is already an extremely talented soccer player who has caught the attention of his country’s top soccer organizations….

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Oscar Pistorius – Reaching for Ultimate Greatness Despite his Disability!

In November 1986, in Johannesburg, South Africa, a boy was born with deformed legs. Because of the deformity, the boy’s parents had to have his lower legs amputated. The boy was fitted with prosthetics 6 months later, and after that he was off and running, literally! The boy’s name? Oscar Pistorius. Because Oscar lost his lower legs…

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Ben Comen – Giving His All For a Place to Belong

When 18-year-old Ben Comen was born with cerebral palsy, his parents thought that their son would never walk. However, Ben saw things differently. His greatest desire was to have a place to belong, and for that Ben was willing to overcome his physical limitations and not just walk but run! Throughout his childhood, Ben tried to…

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Sam Fox – A Grueling Challenge for a Great Cause

In many ways, Sam Fox is a typical 24-year-old man – he is a talented athlete, loves the outdoors, and enjoys eating pizza and hanging out with his friends. But in one very special way, Sam is anything but typical. You see, Sam has taken on an incredible challenge for a cause that is very close to his…

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Thelma Tavares – Even at 87, She Really Packed a Punch!

At 87 years old, Thelma Tavares looked very much like she might be someone’s great-grandmother. She had white hair and glasses, and she hobbled along with the aid of a crutch. But when Thelma stepped into the Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows every day, she turned into someone nobody would expect – the coach for the…

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SuperProm Funds for a Super Cause!

What would you do if your class won enough money to throw the ultimate prom? Would you start planning the party? Pick out an awesome dress or tux to wear? Find the perfect date? Well, that is exactly what happened at Cupertino High School in California. In March 2010, they won a contest sponsored by…

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Alex Holmes – Taking a Stand: From Bullied to Anti-Bullying Leader

Bullying is a worldwide issue. Alex Holmes, a teenager in England who got bullied himself, decided to take a stand.  He invented a role at his school called a “Student Anti-Bullying Coordinator”. Then he started organizing events, creating videos, running campaigns and getting other students involved as ambassadors, event leaders and bully “patrollers”. This changed not only his life, but…

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Katy Sullivan – 2008 Beijing Paralympian

Katy Sullivan was born without legs, but she didn’t let that stop her from living life to the fullest. After trying out various sports and even successfully pursuing a career in acting, Katy decided to get into running. In March 2006, she got a pair of carbon fiber legs and started running for the first time. In just…

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